JOURNALISTIC AMBITIONS: Stetson Payne, a Broken Arrow High School graduate and current Oklahoma State junior, recently won fifth place for his feature story, “The Last Smile: Remembering Nash Lucas,” in the 57th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.
Broken Arrow High School graduate Stetson Payne won fifth place in the college feature writing category of the 57th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 141 entries were received from 74 schools.
Payne will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
His story, “The Last Smile: Remembering Nash Lucas,” is about the youngest victim of last year’s Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade tragedy.
Payne is currently a junior at , pursuing a degree in multimedia journalism.
He has worked as a staff writer, news editor, investigative reporter, and managing editor for the O’Colly, and served full-time internships with the Pryor Daily Times and Stillwater News Press. He was one of two journalism students selected in 2016 to travel to New York City for a one-week internship with the New York Times and will serve as a general news intern this summer at the Tulsa World.